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Christmas in Australia

Here’s my Christmas poem, from way back in 2004…

It’s Christmas in Australia
So here’s a little tale for ya
To spread throughout the land.

About two boys about to spend
Some dough on presents grand.

For mum they’d eyed a ring of gold
A thing of joy and beauty.
They liked to give her something nice
‘Twas not mere Christmas duty.

For dad it was a harder task
To find a present blokey
They chose a CD full of songs
To sing at Karaoke.

In Australia it’s summertime
When we have our Noel
So as a gift for cousins
They chose stuff for swimming pools.

The sun was slowly setting
When they finally checked their wallets
So when they found them empty
Man, they just looked like stunned mullets.

They had to earn some money fast
So thought of all their talents
The youngest did a mean beatbox
The oldest best at ballads.

They chose a section of the streets
And belted out their music
Amazingly it sounded good
It was that Christmas magic.

Their wallets filled they hit the shops
And picked out all the gifts
They raced up stairs and passageways
And skipped the crowded lifts.

Ah Christmas in Australia
A shopping misadventure
Kiss all your rellies old and young
Imagine what THEY went through.

Christmas Australia © Chris Raynor, 2004


Christmas Lights Search

Suburb Street Wow Parking
Lucas Holgate Road, Lucas Spectacular Easy
Alfredton Cuthberts Road, Alfredton Spectacular Easy
Surfers Paradise Arts Centre Lights Tour Spectacular Easy
Southport Eugaree St Spectacular Easy
Chinchilla Washington Avenue Spectacular Easy

Live Christmas Tree Locations

Suburb Location Charity When
Terrigal Rotary Park Rotary 03/12/2016 7:00
Ourimbah RSL Parking Log Rotary 03/12/2016 7:00
Point Clare Fagans Park Rotary 03/12/2016 7:00
Woy Woy Commuter Car Park Rotary 03/12/2016 7:00
Bateau Bay Golf Range Rotary 03/12/2016 7:00

Carols by Candlelight

Suburb Title Charity Date
Cairns Carols by Candlelight Mayor's Christmas Appeal 11/12/2016 18:30
Wahroonga San Carols by Candlelight 11/12/2016 16:00
Sydney Carols in the Domain Salvos 18/12/2016 12:00
Adelaide Woolworths Carols by Candlelight Novita 11/12/2016 14:00
Mosman Balmoral Balmoral Rotunda 17/12/2016 19:00